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World's Protected Areas Status, Values, and Prospects in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0520246608

ISBN-13: 9780520246607

Edition: 2008

Authors: Martin D. Jenkins, Stuart Chape, Mark D. Spalding, Julia Marton-Lef�vre, Achim Steiner

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Extensively illustrated with maps, color photographs, and graphics, this state-of-the-art reference offers a comprehensive and authoritative status report on the world's 60,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas currently designated as protected areas. Now covering about 12% of the Earth's surface, protected areas provide a wide range of valuable ecological benefits: they contribute to biodiversity conservation; supply food, water, and other resources; regulate weather patterns; contain potential medicines; generate income at local, regional, and national levels through tourism; and more. This timely volume offers a benchmark overview of where these protected areas exist worldwide, what they have and have not accomplished, what threats they face, and how they can be better managed to achieve the goals of conserving biodiversity and other natural resources.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

History, definitions, values and global perspective
Protected areas and biodiversity
Threats to protected areas
Protected areas in the wider context
The functions and processes of protected area management
Managing the marine environment
Prospects for protected areas in the 21st century
Regional analysis
Bibliography
Index